Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS King Salmon, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT - CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KING SALMON, AK
948 AM AKST WED DEC 3 2014

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...THE KING SALMON AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1949 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              56   11/01/1986
 LOW              -28   11/22/1988
HIGHEST            51   11/13        45       6      49  11/03
LOWEST             10               -10      20      -8  11/30
AVG. MAXIMUM       42.0              30.5    11.5    32.6
AVG. MINIMUM       31.1              15.3    15.8    17.6
MEAN               36.5              22.9    13.6    25.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2                13.2   -11.2    14
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     14                23.4    -9.4    25
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 5.6    -5.6     3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            3.35   1985
 MINIMUM            0.00   1963
TOTALS              2.43              1.39    1.04    2.61
DAILY AVG.          0.08              0.06    0.02    0.09
DAYS >= .01        13                12.3     0.7    15
DAYS >= .10         7                 4.7     2.3     8
DAYS >= .50         2                 0.3     1.7     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.59   11/12                      0.48  11/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             18.0   2009
 24 HR TOTAL        5.1   11-21-2013
 SNOW DEPTH        12     11-02-1961
TOTALS              0.0               6.9    -6.9    11.6
SINCE 7/1           3.5              10.5    -7.0    11.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 1      -1       1
DAYS >= TRACE       4                13.5    -9.5    11
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 2.4    -2.4     4
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   11/30                         8  11/24
 24 HR TOTAL        T   11/30                       5.1  11/21

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     847              1263    -416    1188
 SINCE 7/1       2751              3375    -624    2901
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       4
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               10.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     38/090    DATE   11/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     52/090    DATE   11/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           MM
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         MM

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     ICE PELLETS                 0
RAIN                     20     GLAZE                       1
DRIZZLE                   1     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      4     HAZE                        0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       5
BLOWING SNOW              0


-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...ANOTHER WET AND WARM MONTH FOR THE BRISTOL BAY AREA...

ALTHOUGH THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER STARTED OUT NEAR NORMAL...IT WAS A RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE...NORMALLY OVER THE WESTERN BERING SEA...MOVING TO THE
EASTERN BERING THAT ALLOWED MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES TO AFFECT
THE BRISTOL BAY AREA.  THIS RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE...COUPLED WITH THE FIRST
MAJOR STORM OF THE SEASON OVER THE WESTERN ALEUTIANS...INDUCED A
SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW OF WARM AIR OVER SOUTHWEST ALASKA BOOSTING THE MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURES TO NEW RECORDS BY MID MONTH.

THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS 36.5 DEGREES...13.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
THE AVERAGE DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 42.0 DEGREES...11.5 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THERE WERE EIGHT NEW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR KING SALMON
SET MID MONTH...THE 11TH THRU THE 20TH. THE HIGHEST RECORDED TEMPERATURE OF
51 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 13TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED FOR THE
MONTH WAS 10 DEGREES ON THE 4TH. TEMPERATURES STARTED DROPPING THE LAST TEN
DAYS  OF THE MONTH BUT STILL REMAINED 5 TO 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

THE REGION EXPERIENCED SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE TOTAL
RAINFALL AMOUNT OF 2.43 INCHES IS 1.04 INCHES HIGHER THAN THE NOVEMBER
AVERAGE OF 1.39 INCHES. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD DURING THE MONTH WAS ON
THE 12TH WHEN WE SET A ONE DAY PRECIPITATION RECORD OF 0.59 INCHES BREAKING
THE OLD RECORD OF 0.27 INCHES SET IN 1929.  NO SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL...ABOVE
A TRACE...FELL DURING THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 10.7 MPH. THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED
WIND OCCURRED ON THE 18TH WITH AN EASTERLY WIND OF 38 MPH.  THE HIGHEST
GUST MEASURED DURING THE MONTH WAS EASTERLY AT 52 MPH ON THE 15TH.

$$
DJH DEC 14



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